Tag Archives: News

March 14

Best of Arbiter News

  Here are some of our best stories: Marine Debris: What Trash Does to Our Oceans. WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014—A significant amount of the world’s waste ends up in our oceans. Each year, Americans alone produce 200 million tons of garbage, enough to fill a football stadium from top to bottom twice a day. Much of it ends up in […]

February 22

Venezuela in Crisis: a Brief Summary of WHO, WHAT and WHY

The clashes between the Venezuelan authorities, government supporters and protesters are getting more violent. Eight people are confirmed dead, many more are injured, the government has imposed a media blackout and neither side appears to be backing down. Read a brief summary of what is going on and why: http://bit.ly/1h7haE2

February 21

Launch of Arbiter News, Best of the Week, Call for Contributors

I am delighted to announce the launch of Arbiter News! We believe there should be a place on the internet where thinkers can articulate their findings on a subject, present both sides, and have meaningful dialogue with others without the polarizing rhetoric that dominates the media today. The change starts with the philosophy of the organization. It’s time […]

January 14

Study: cognitive training helps seniors maintain long-term brain function

WASHINGTON, DC, January 14, 2014—The first large-scale study of its kind published Monday concludes that cognitive training could have surprisingly long-lasting effects in helping seniors retain certain brain functions. According to researchers such intervention could have a considerable public health impact, reducing the number of people that experience functional impairment by 38 percent by 2050.  […]

January 13

Charges filed against Spain’s Princess Cristina in corruption investigation

Accusations come a time when Spain’s royal family is facing a historic popularity crisis WASHINGTON, January 12, 2014—For a second time a Spanish court filed preliminary charges of financial corruption Tuesday against Princess Cristina of Spain Amid economic crisis and plummeting popularity, the scandal may be the final blow for the Spanish monarchy. Led by […]

Lasesana’s GBU List for Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The good From Reddit: Dog imitating siren From The Atlantic: The War on Carbon: Late-Night Comedy Roundup The Bad From the NY Post: It’s so cold an escaped prisoner turned himself in The Ugly From TakePart: McDonald’s: Future Home of the Sustainable Big Mac? Please, no- and this is from a Big Mac lover

January 06

Cheerios now GMO-free: will it make a difference? Not likely.

WASHINGTON D.C., January 6, 2014—General Mills announced Thursday that original Cheerios will be made without genetically modified (GMO) ingredients. While environmentalists and activists are calling the move by the Minneapolis-based food giant a major victory, the change does not necessarily signal a shift in General Mills’ business practices regarding GMOs or GMO labeling. According to […]

Lasesana’s GBU List for Sunday, January 5, 2014

The good From Salon: Pope asks Catholic Church not to alienate kids of gay or divorced parents From TakePart: Watch These Recycled Cans Morph Into Furniture From Grist: In Stockholm, a proposal to make snow plowing priorities better for women  The Bad From The Guardian: Eusébio, Portugal’s footballing hero, dies at 71 From NPR: Despite […]

Lasesana’s GBU List for Friday, January 3, 2014

The Good From Bicycling.com: Gym Etiquette From Think Progress: Judge Rules Exxon Must Face Criminal Charges Over 50,000 Gallon Fracking Waste Spill From The Guardian: Protect the Mozambique forest found on Google Earth, scientists say   The Bad From Environment News Service: U.S. Sailors Sue Japanese Nuclear Plant Owner TEPCO From Sustainable Pulse: USDA Gives […]

Lasesana’s GBU List for Thursday, January 2, 2014

The Good From Popular Science: Ford C-Max Solar Energi Concept: Using The Sun To Charge An Electric Car From Think Progress: Colorado Ballot Measure Could Let Towns Ban Fracking From The CS Monitor: Scientists observe dogs relieving themselves, discover something amazing   The Bad From The New York Times: Missing a Cancer Diagnosis From The […]